School Places Crisis (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3685
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You have pledged to offer land from the GLA estate to provide new free schools. How many school places do you anticipate will be directly created through this policy by the time you leave office?

Answer

Answer for School Places Crisis (2)

Answer for School Places Crisis (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA has freed up land to facilitate the delivery of 11 schools in the capital (nine of which will be Free Schools). These 11 schools will provide places for more than 7,300 pupils when full. The number of places that will be created going forward depends on a number of factors - including the availability of land, demand for new schools, and central government capital budgets to name but a few.